Gillian Rogerson

Biography

I have always loved writing and used to create my own books when I was younger. My favourite book was The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton as I liked the idea of there being a different magical land at the top of the tree every day. Although I constantly looked for such a tree I never found one.
As I grew up I didn't know what kind of writing I wanted to do and so I tried all kinds of genres. When I had my own daughters I used to read picture books every day to them and I loved that quiet time when it was just me and them and the magical world that we could escape into. That's when I knew I wanted to write picture books.
I have had six picture books published to date - The Teddy Bear Scare, Happy Birthday Santa, The Smallest Hero,You Can't Eat A Princess, You Can't Scare A Princess and the Children's History of Leeds. I like to create characters that are a little bit different to what is expected.
I have published many short ebooks for children, you can find them on my website.
I love reading all sorts of books, I find that children's books are far more fun than grown up ones. My favourite author is Terry Pratchett, he has created the most wonderful world in his Discworld books.
I've had lots of jobs including looking at storm damaged roofs, fitting shoes on wriggling toddlers and trying to sell car insurance to people who were just not interested. I can honestly say that writing is the best job in the world and I love doing it.

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Books

The Magical Repair Shop - The Bouncy Scarf
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Series: The Magical Repair Shop, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Chapter Book for kids aged 6-8 Approx 3,000 words Cassie’s Aunt Opal owns a repair shop. It wasn't an ordinary kind of repair shop, it was a magical repair shop. In Book 2 Cassie is knocked off her feet when a scarf bounces out of the Repairs In box. Who does the scarf belong to? And how did it get damaged? Aunt Opal and Cassie set off to find out.
Cows Don't Climb Trees!
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The Perfect Book For An Early Reader The fun characters, easy language and engaging story make this the ideal book for a new reader. Gracie, the cow is determined to climb a tree. It doesn't matter that the other cows make fun of her, or that a bird and squirrel shout at her. Gracie is going to do it ... somehow.
Lilly's Pets - A Fish Called Blackbeard
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Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lilly can talk to animals, and they can talk to her. Her first ever pet is a fish called Blackbeard. He tells Lilly that he has a problem. Can Lilly help?
Bobby Monster Plays Baseball!
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Series: Bobby Monster, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bobby Monster is a furry pink monster. He loves trying new things. In this story he tries to play baseball- even though he's never played before!
Watch Out For The Bears!
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Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short chapter book for children aged 6-9. Tom is left in charge of the weather huts. His father warns him to watch out for the bears. Tom soon finds out why ...

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  • The Cuckoo Clock on July 20, 2014

    A lovely story about never giving up. The perfect story for a new reader.
  • The Busy Ant on July 20, 2014

    A super story about persistence and hard work, a lovely message for young children.